This study evaluated the effectiveness of using a researcher-developed iPad app, Fill Your Plate with Color, for preschool students ages 3 to 5 who have a developmental delay (DD) to make healthier food choices. The study was conducted with 15 students in two special education preschool classrooms in South Western Montana. This study followed a one-group pretest-posttest quasi experimental design comparing the student’s ability to make healthier food choices after a two-week intervention with the Play the Game segment of the app. While the research showed an increase in the student’s ability to make healthier food choices, the increase was not significant. These finding should be viewed with caution, however as the majority of students passed the pre-test prior to the intervention. Implications of these finding s for current practice in the field and special education are discussed. Recommendations for further research are also discussed.
|Commitee:||Borisinkoff, Evan, Borden-King, Lisa, Zheng, Wenjing|
|School:||Minot State University|
|School Location:||United States -- North Dakota|
|Source:||MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Special education, Health education|
|Keywords:||Autism, Fill Your Plate with Color, Health apps, Nutrition apps, Obesity|
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